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Author Landsberger, Stefan, author.

Title Beijing garbage : a city besieged by waste / Stefan Landsberger.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (232 pages)
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Series Consumption and sustainability in Asia ; 2
Consumption and sustainability in Asia ; 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Why do central and local government initiatives aiming to curb the proliferation of garbage in Beijing and its disposal continue to be unsuccessful? Is the Uberization of waste picking through online-to-offline (O2O) garbage retrieval companies able to decrease waste and improve the lives of waste pickers? Most citizens of Beijing are well aware of the fact that their city is besieged by waste. Yet instead of taking individual action, they sit and wait for the governments at various levels to tell them what to do. And even if/when they adopt a proactive position, this does not last. Official education drives targeting the consumers are organized regularly and with modest success, but real solutions are not forthcoming. Various environmental non-governmental organizations are at work to raise the level of consciousness of the population, to change individual attitudes towards wasteful behavior, but seemingly with little overall effects.
Note Print version record.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table Of Contents -- Introduction -- 1 Setting The Scene -- From Imperial To Present-Day Beijing -- 2 The Circular Economy In China -- 3 The Human Factor -- Garbage Producers -- 4 The Human Factor -- Garbage Pickers -- 5 Educating The People -- 6 NGOs And Other Voluntary Environmental Groups -- 7 The Politics Of Incineration -- 8 Breaking The Waste Siege -- Appendix -- Questionnaires Used For Research In 2017 -- Bibliography -- Index
Subject Refuse and refuse disposal -- Government policy -- China -- Beijing.
Refuse and refuse disposal -- China -- Beijing -- Management.
Waste treatment & disposal.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Waste Management.
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst01092922
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Management. (OCoLC)fst01092937
China -- Beijing. (OCoLC)fst01205740
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Landsberger, Stefan. Beijing garbage. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019] 9789463720304 (OCoLC)1081432451
ISBN 9789048542871 (electronic bk.)
9048542871 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000065480032

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